Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Age
66
Birthday
Jun. 19th, 1948
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
Height
5' 6

Phylicia Rashad's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Cosby Show TV Show
The Cosby Show
Do No Harm TV Show
Do No Harm
Cosby TV Show
Cosby
Little Bill TV Show
Little Bill
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - Just Wright

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Clair Huxtable
4
Dee Dee (Voiced)
4
Winnie Guster
3
Elizabeth Jessup
2
Venita Ray
1
Lonette Becker
1
The Boss's Wife (Voiced)
1
Hadley Roebuck
1
Mrs. Granville
1
Herself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born to dentist, Andrew Arthur Allen, and poet, Vivian Ayers, in Harris County, TX. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex) and younger sister, Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina).

Their mother, Vivian Ayers, decided to live there to give the Allen children a brief experience of not having to endure the chronic racism and segregation that was typical of Texas during the 1950s. From this, Phylicia and Debbie are fluent in Spanish.

Phylicia graduated from Howard University and later taught drama there.

With younger sister, Debbie Allen, she has production company "D.A.D." which stood for "Doctor Allen's Daughters". Her Pulitzer-nominated poet mother, Vivian, is the artistic and free spirit that has influenced and encouraged the remarkable creativity that so marks Allen as a performer.


TRIVIA:
  • Her father and first husband were both dentists.
  • Received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009.
  • Children: Son Billy (born in 1973 - Father: William Lancelot Bowles Jr.), Daughter Condola Phylea (born December 11, 1986 - Father: 'Ahmad Rashad' (qv)), 3 stepchildren (Ahmad's children): daughter Keva (born in 1970), daughter Maiysha (born in 1974) and son Ahmad Jr. (born in 1978).
  • Wears a size 9 shoe.
  • Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
  • Shares a birthday with comic-strip feline "Garfield" who made his newspaper premiere on June 19, 1978, making Phylica Rashad exactly 30 years older than Garfield.
  • Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Gem of the Ocean".
  • Daughter Condola Phylea - with 'Ahmad Rashad' (qv) - was born on December 11, 1986; 3 days before the Rashads' first wedding anniversary.


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